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Chinese Law

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Acoording to the Chinese rneihod or criminal prosecution a man is respunsible for the crime he may have corumitted personally, but if lie chooses to escape justice by. running away from the place where the deed was committed thea the remaining members of his immediate family are held and punished in lieu of the real culprit. This may seem a strange way of attracting tbe real criminal back to the scène of his crime, but it has proved quite successful, becanse H appeals to the religious slee of the man's euperstitious nature. According to their religión the man who forsakes his pareuts when in peril will find his soul sailing around through hades without chart or compass for all eternity. In view of this, compliance with the law is very prompt, for John Chinaman does not care to take the desperate chance.